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Reporting Undercover in Syria

17 September 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Susan Dabbous, Journalist; Author, How Would You Like to Die? Diary of a Kidnapping in Syria
Chair: Ruth Sherlock, Middle East Correspondent, The Telegraph



The conflict in Syria has proven to be an extremely dangerous environment for the media. Numerous journalists, as well as aid workers and activists, have been kidnapped by opposition groups after crossing the border undercover to report on the country’s civil war. In April 2013 Italian-Syrian journalist Susan Dabbous was abducted and held hostage by the Islamist Jabhat al-Nusra group in northern Syria, along with three other Italian journalists. She will share insights from her ordeal, which revealed how Islamist groups are operating on the ground, the presence of foreign fighters and the role of women within such groups.